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December 27, 2012
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  • Alcatel-Lucent CEO: EU regulations harm telecom innovation
    Regulations in the EU are restricting innovation in the telecommunications industry, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen says. "It's not just a French problem, it's a European problem. If you look to why it is that the U.S. is so much [more] ahead than Europe, it's because of the business environment and what you're allowed to do because this is a regulated business. The situation in Europe is very unfortunate," Verwaayen said in an interview. CNBC (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Global telehealth revenue will rise 55% next year, firm forecasts
    Global revenue in the telehealth market will increase 55% in 2013, according to the InMedica unit of IMS Research. Adoption of post-acute care strategies in light of changing health care laws in the U.S. is expected to be a key factor in that growth. "Telehealth vendors and other stakeholders have an opportunity to help health care providers to develop an effective post-acute care strategy," said InMedica's Theo Ahadome. "For telehealth to succeed in reaching a wider audience, it needs to break out of being a niche market and become part of a comprehensive patient-care model." (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FCC broadband-coverage map gets Miss. wrong, state official says
    The Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Map wrongly depicts Mississippi as having more broadband coverage than it actually has, according to Brandon Presley of the state's Public Service Commission. "Their maps show that Mississippi is almost completely covered and that is certainly not the case. Getting this corrected is a top priority so that Mississippi can get its fair share of funding to cover these areas for residents and businesses," he said. DeSoto Times-Tribune (Hernando, Miss.) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • USTelecom panel to discuss broadband competition at CES
    This session, part of the Broadband Unlimited conference on Jan. 7, explores the unexpected impact of dynamic competition in the Internet ecosystem and the rise of new marketplace structures that are upending the way we look at value creation and competition in the Internet space. Learn more about the panel and how to save 25% on your Broadband Unlimited registration. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NPD: Owners of smart TVs aren't using many apps beyond streaming
    Almost 3 out of 5 owners of Internet-connected televisions are using their sets to stream video, and 15% use them to stream music, according to The NPD Group. Few other applications get much use, with only about 1 in 10 smart-TV owners turning to Web browsing on the tube, the market research firm reports. The Verge (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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